O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
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In Preterist websites and material that I read related to Preterism, the theme of two covenants is often discussed, where they are also called the "Old Covenant Age" and the "New Covenant Age." The sense is given that there are only TWO AGES that humanity has lived under, and that the New Covenant Age has no ending to it. As I have written in comments on this site already, an "endless AGE" is an oxymoron, since by its very definition, an age has a beginning AND an ending point.
I am not going to claim originality for this idea, but will mention that I was first introduced to this concept of a 666-year-old Sea Beast by a single comment made online about this view in Jack Lunsford's book titled "An Overview of the Book of Revelation". For about a year, I filed this idea away in my mental collection of other odd relics and pieces of trivia related to scripture study. Then recently, I was prompted to pull it out and give it some serious scriptural consideration. The…Continue
These last words of Christ in John 19:30 - "It is finished" - have been tossed back and forth on this site before in another post as to their exact import. Traditionally, I too was taught that this was Christ's triumphant announcement from the cross that salvation's work was completed.
There's just one problem with that interpretation, which some of you have also noted. Paul declares most emphatically in I Cor. 15:16-17 that if Christ be not raised, our faith is vain…Continue
This is a short study pinpointing the ending date of Daniel's 70-week prophecy and the God-sanctioned transfer of the gospel focus toward the Gentiles that followed this 490 years. This topic has been covered on other posts, but I would like to come at it from a relatively new angle that I haven't encountered elsewhere yet.
It involves a close look at Paul's words in I Timothy 1:15-16 from the Interlinear. "Faithful is the word, and of all acceptation worthy, that Christ Jesus came…Continue